Just Gotta Love Stampin’ Up!

In case you didn't know, I love Stampin'  Up! paper, ink, and stamps. I also love their accessories and have used the Big Shot, framelits, embossing folders and punches on these cards.  I am catching up on cards I have not posted yet.
First is a sympathy card using Stampin' Up!'s Love & Sympathy stamp set Filigree Frame Textured TIEF (retired):

Stampin' Up! Love & Sympathy Card Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Maine

Next is a card from my techniques class using 1/4" strips of Designer Series Paper to create the quillt background.

Stampin' Up! Technique Strip Quilt Background Jeannine Tarrio

To recreate this background you will need 3 different designs, a light, a medium and a dark.
1.  I started with the floral strip(my medium color) and glued it diagonally from top to bottom (see center strip on  card).
2.   Then using the same floral strip I glued a strip from the center strip to the left side ( it is the strip lowest on the left side)
3.  Using same floral strip I glued it starting again at the center strip and going to the right side ( it is the floral strip on the upper right side). Now your background piece of White cardstock is divided into quarters.
4.  Now take a different design strip(I used the dark strip in blue) and layer against each side of all floral strips to create V pattern.
5.  Last usisng the lightest strip (my very vanilla & yellow strip) layer next to all dark strips.
6. Now just repeat  using the same order for your strips until all white is covered with the strips.

Last is a card I created based on a swap I had received and loved the way it was cut and punched.

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator Butterfly Wished Template Fancy Fold

I cut 1 1/4" strip off the top front of this card. Then punched a half circle using the 1 3/4" circle punch, save the half punched circle. I then glued a piece of Very Vanilla card stock inside and then with front closed glued the punched half circle piece above the punched circle.  Now finish your card using your favorite stamp set.

Remember the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration starts January 6, 2015!  I am working on new projects and will have more sneak peeks later this week.

More Bordering Bloom Card Ideas!

Another Round of Bordering Blooms/ Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask Cards.

Stampin' Up! Bordering Blooms stamp set

First is a sympathy card using Stampin' Up!'s Love & Sympathy stamp set:

Stampin' Up! Love & Sympathy card with Bordering Blooms Jeannine Tarrio

Second is a Christmas card which uses Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper for the focal point outside and inside the card.

Nordic Noel with Bordering Blooms Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio

Card open:

Stampin' Up! Bordering Blooms with Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper Jeannine Tarrio

Third uses a Bordering Blooms stamp repeated diagonally to create the background paper.

Bordering Blloms Birthday card Stampin' Up! only supplies Jeannine Tarrio

Last is a Birthday card which pairs the Big News stamp set with the Stars Decorative Mask.

Stampin' Up! Big News stamp set with Hearts & Stars Deocrative Masks Jeannine Tarrio

This was the second in my series of Backgrouns classes.  Hope you now have many uses for this wonderful set. 

Sunshine Over Stormy Sea Punch Art


A little punch art card using the free Sale-a-bration Banner punch and Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I also used the Banners Framelits and the Word Bubbles Framelits from the Occasions Mini catalog.  I cased this card from several I have seen on the web, not sure who originally created the sun & cloud design.  UPDATE:  I have done a little more searching and I believe Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Member, Jennifer Timko created the original card.

JJeannine Tarrio Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Punch Art Card

I added my touch by having the sun coming out over a stormy sea to show hope.  I thought the saying from Really Good Greetings was perfect.  I hope it brings a little sunshine to your day.





The Wacky Watercooler 2013 Year-End Blog Hop

Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop

Welcome to another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!

If you enjoyed our last Wacky Watercooler Crew blog hop in September, you will love the 2013 Year-End  Blog Hop!   If this is your first time visiting us, you're in for a treat.   As you can tell from the banner, we're celebrating the upcoming Holidays.  There will be projects using products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog(ue), the carry-over list from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog(ue) and specials being offered by Stampin' Up!  Our wacky crew of demonstrators for this hop are from the United States and Canada so you'll see a few different spellings as you travel through the hop.   Of course since all virtual watercoolers and water itself flows in a neverending stream, we've arranged the hop so you can go forwards, backwards or in any order you wish.

Should you get lost along the way click on the HOME button to return to the home page and find your next stop from the list and continue at that point.  To go forward or back just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons.  We also hope you'll take a minute to tell us what you think and leave a comment.   If you would like to place an order, contact your demonstrator. If you do not have a demonstrator then…any one of the Hoppers would be happy to be of service.  Or you can check out the demonstrator locator at www.stampinup.com to find one in your local area.

My projects for the year end blog hop all feature items from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog.  My first project uses the Magnificient Maple and the Pretty Print Embossing Folder. You could use this card for a birthday, get well, sympathy or Thanksgiving card.

Magnificient Maple

1.    Stamp 3  Maple Leaves on card front (see sample).
2.    Emboss card front with Pretty Pint Embossing Folder.
3.    Glue Natural Compositions Designer Series Paper  strip to top of card (see sample).
4.    Cut a banner end on right end of Designer Series Paper.
5.    Stamp greeting on Very Vanilla ½” strip. Trim and glue to banner piece.
6.    Glue banner piece to left side of Naturals Compositions strip.   Add candy dots.

Stamps:  Magnificient Maple #131868 (wood), Sweet Essentials #126457 (clear)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Natural Compositions Specialty #126917, Sweater Weather #132184
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke
Accs:  Regals Candy dots #130932. Pretty Print Embossing Folder #132175, Big Shot #113439

Next project features Stampin' Up!'s Festive Flurry stamp set.  My card was inspired by my very first handmade Christmas card I made at a stamp class in December, 2004, seven months before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  It was a party I was invited to and although I said I would attend, I told the demonstrator that I did not have time to make hand stamped cards! LOL Nine years later I am still stamping and having fun with friends!   I had used a stamp set called Snowflakes (retired) and three colors Going Gray, Bordering Blue and Night of Navy. The greeting was stamped on the Whisper White card. That was it – one stamp set, 3 ink colors and white card stock. Below is my updated card.

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Festive Flurry Card Big Shot

My updated card still has three ink colors, a snowflake stamp set and more:  cardstock layers, punches, sponging and rinestones.  This may be an oldie, however, the updated version is a goodie.  Pick one of your old favorites and give it a facelift.

1.    Stamp 3 small snowflakes in Smokey Slate on Whisper White piece.
2.    Stamp 3 medium snowflakes in Marina Mist.
3.    Stamp 1 large snowflake in Midnight Muse near center and at edges where needed.
4.    Glue to Midnight Muse card stock and then to card front.
5.    Stamp saying on white scrap and punch out with large oval punch.
6.    Glue saying to Midnight Muse punched with Scallop Oval punch.
7.    Add 5 Basic Jewels Rinestones to snowflakes.

Stamps:  Festive Flurry #131781 (clear), Petite Pairs #122497
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse
Accs:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Sponges, Basic Jewels Rinestones

My last project is a gift card holder using a folded Tag a Bag Gift Bag for the holder. I wanted to create a gift card holder with a masculine feel.  Can you invisiona L.L. Bean, Cabelas, Starbucks or Dick's Sporting Goods gift card in this holder? At least that was my thinking when I designed it.  I love how it turned out and I hope you do, too!

Chistmas Tagables Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Gift Card Holder

I bet you thought that Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Liners framelits would only be used to line envelopes. Wrong! It can be used to make gift tags and more.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tagables Jeannine Tarrio


Holder –  fold bag up 4 1/4" from the bottom on back side of bag.  Turn over to see the two pockets.  Use snail to close sides.  Add Washi Tape to finish side seams.

Pull out tag –  Die cut the smallest envelope liner twice, once on cardstock and the other on designer paper. I hand trimmed the inner layer.  

Tag holder front – Layer 2" paper tape( from Stampin' Up!'s Thankful Tablescape  Simply Created Kit), then 1 1/4" strip of Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with Chevron Embossing Folder and last birch paper (Thankful Tablescape) cut with banner ends.

Focal image – Stamp saying on Whisper White scrap and hand cut close to the stamped words. Layer onto Cherry Cobbler die cut with the Chalk Talk framelits.  attach to gift holder with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Stamps:  Christmas Tagables Photopooymer Stamp #134623
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Caake, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accs:  Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit #133463; Season of Style Designer Washi Tape #132155; Chalk Talk Framelits #129983; Envelope Liners framelits #132172;  1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992; Tag a Bag gift Bags #131370; Chevron Embossing Folder #127749; Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439

To continue on with the blog hop, click on the next button if you came from Terri Antoniw's blog OR on the previous button if you came from Bev Quinn's             blog.  Enjoy your trip around our blog hop circle!


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Last January Card Buffet Card

This is the last of  my January card buffet cards and uses two sets from Stampin’ Up! : Perfectly Penned and Summer Silhouettes.  I cased this card from Connie Stewart, I love that it uses just ½ sheet of Whisper White card stock and scraps!

Stampin' Up! Summer Silhouettes, Perfectly Penned Jeannine Tarrio

Summer Silhouettes

1.    Use Big Shot to die cut Beautiful Wings Embosslit on bottom of white and So Saffron pieces.  Sponge 3 largest butterflies with More Mustard.
2.    Punch decorative label from So Saffron & sponge edges.
3.    Stamp saying in Always Artichoke and punch with scalloped oval. Sponge edges with MM and adhere to decorative label piece.
4.    Layer 3 largest butterflies together (offset a little) with a small amount of adhesive in middle only.
5.    Stamp leaves on cards front 3+ imes in Always Artichoke.
6.    Using scallop circle piece, sponge Bashful Blue “clouds”. Ask for demo if you have never done this before.
7.    Glue 3 largest butterflies to card.
8.    Glue smallest butterfly to greeting piece and adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
9.    You can stamp the leaves inside in bottom right corner and add last butterfly if you wish.

More Creative Crew Projects and Blossom Builder’s Kit

CCREW0412CF – Catalog Focus – for April we were to use our Simply Scrapping kits or Quick Accent kits and at least 2 of the 2010-2012 In Colors on our project.  I chose to make a stationery holder with matching cards and envelopes.  This is a quick and easy challenge to do, so why don't you join the challlenge and upload your creation?  We would love to see what you come up with using the Simply Scrappin' kits and/or Quick Accents kits.

Here is the closed folder:

Creative Crew Blossom Builders Kit Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Stationery Folder and Cards


Stampin' Up! Blossom Builders Kit April 2012 Creative Crew Jeannine Tarrio

Whole group:

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Blossom Builders Stationery Folder and Cards for April Creative Crew

Cards only:

Stampin' Up! Blossom Builders Kit Jeannine Tarrio Creative Crew


Blossom Builders detail Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Creative Crew


DIRECTIONS:   The folder is made from one sheet of card stock that is scored at 5 1/2" on the long side and at 2 1/2" on the short side.  On the inside picture, you will see I cut a V  on the 2  1/2" section so that the folder will not bind when closed.  Punch holes with the Crop-a-dile and thread your ribbon through to tie it all together!

Stamps:  My Friend, Curvy Verses

Card stock: Blusing Bride, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, 2010-2012 In Colors Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:  Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit, Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon, Medium Whisper White Envelopes

Tomorrow my project will in honor of Father's Day.